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Slip Away

In the last year we have been emphasizing personal and corporate prayer at the Hendersonville Church of God.  Prayer is essential to our walk with the Lord and we must make it an every day event.  Yes, an event.  Taking time out isn’t the way we should look at prayer.  Making time for God is the wrong view point.  We should invite God to set the schedule.  We should allow God to set the schedule.  We should want God to set the schedule.  The Bible tells us that “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.” Psalm 37:23  So why not trust Him to set the schedule?  

There are times when life does seem to come at us so unexpected that we would really question whether or not God has set those steps!  Those are the times we must slip away and meet with the Lord.  Recently, one of our dear seniors passed away.  His daughter in-law was doing some cleaning and found an old poem that appeared in the church bulletin some 20+ years ago.  With her permission, I’d like to share that with you today:


By: Lowell Medley



Slip away when life’s pressures

Seem more than you can bare,

For Jesus does care for you

And HE knows your every care.

So keep watching the Eastern sky:

He could well return today;

Victory is yours through prayer

If you’ll just slip away.

Slip away when you are tempted,

When doubts come in like a flood;

Resist Satan and he will flee,

You need only plead the BLOOD.

He will keep you through each trial,

Will go with you all the way.

Blessing you alone in prayer

When you find time to slip away.

Slip away when you are troubled,

When you feel alone and blue.

Just get in touch with Jesus,

He is waiting there for you.

Yes, He loves you with a love

That goes far beyond today,

Joy comes through secret prayer

Each time you slip away.


2 Comment(s)
  • Cheryl Medley Posted May 19, 2016 1:52 am

    Wonderful to know that perhaps he (my father-in-law-) will be able to touch someone new today

  • James Webb Posted May 19, 2016 10:44 am

    This is Great Pastor Steve, I needed that poem this morning.

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